Gender-Based Violence

In almost every country, societally ingrained marginalization of women and trans people breeds violence: abuse, rape, forced disappearance, and murder. Too often these crimes are not even investigated, perpetuating the horrific cycle. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights collaborates with local partners around the world to hold States accountable for their inaction, working tirelessly to set new international legal precedent to advance human rights.

  • 1 in 3

    Women worldwide have been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes

  • 4x

    Trans people are more likely to face violent crime

  • 66,000

    Women and girls violently killed each year for their gender

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